Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton, Staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta Killed in Army Unit Training Drill
Black Hawk Helicopter Crashes in Fatal San Clemente Island Accident
San Clemente Island, CA (August 27, 2020) – Two soldiers were killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash. The fatal accident occurred on the evening of August 27 on San Clemente Island.
Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton, 22, from San Bernardino, and Staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta, 33, of New Jersey, was killed in the crash. Three other soldiers were injured.
The accident occurred during a Night Stalker special ops drill. The Night Stalkers are an elite team known for conducting secret and dangerous operations at night. Both soldiers will receive the Meritorious Service Medal posthumously.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton and Staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta.
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